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Old 03-13-2012, 08:47 PM   #1
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Rear spoiler replacement

I was interested possibly replacing my spoiler with something like this http://www.partscheap.com/2012-Ford-...5844210-aa.htm I like the air slit look. Does anyone know if I can get something like it already painted, and also how hard is it to remove the factory spoiler and replace it?


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Old 03-13-2012, 09:01 PM   #2
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underbird10 has a thread on the spoiler ...
Aftermarket spoiler makes huge difference in road grime

I have that mod on my list, mostly to keep the back of the car from being so dirty.
As far as painting is concerned, your best bet (IMO) is to purchase a primed one and have a good body shop paint it ... maybe even install, too.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:37 PM   #3
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I would buy one that is primed and take it to a body shop and let them math the paint to your car.
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3dCarbon has the wing and the body kit. Same one they used on the SEMA Focus.

http://3dcarbon.com/style_kits.asp?I...=2&l3=10&l4=19
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2012 Focus Spoiler Removal

I just saw your post and thought this may help.

You will need a 10mm socket and a T20 star tip on a ratchet to remove the spoiler.

First, remove the center trim panel by pulling it away from the window. It is held on by metal clips so make sure you dont lose them:

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Next, remove the (3) 10mm bolts and the (4) T20 fasteners:

<a href="http://s50.photobucket.com/albums/f321/rstoner88/?action=view&amp;current=IMAG0497.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f321/rstoner88/IMAG0497.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

<a href="http://s50.photobucket.com/albums/f321/rstoner88/?action=view&amp;current=IMAG0498.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f321/rstoner88/IMAG0498.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

Once that is done, carefully lower your hatch and pull up on the center of the spoiler:

<a href="http://s50.photobucket.com/albums/f321/rstoner88/?action=view&amp;current=IMAG0500.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f321/rstoner88/IMAG0500.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

And at the same time, lightly tap on the end of the spoiler to release the fastener on each side (I wasn't able to take a picture of both hands,but do these at the same time):

<a href="http://s50.photobucket.com/albums/f321/rstoner88/?action=view&amp;current=IMAG0501.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f321/rstoner88/IMAG0501.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

Next, you will be able to remove the plug for the third brake light and disconnect your rear washer fluid line:

<a href="http://s50.photobucket.com/albums/f321/rstoner88/?action=view&amp;current=IMAG0504.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f321/rstoner88/IMAG0504.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

Let me know how this description works out and if I need to change anything. Thanks

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Old 05-15-2012, 12:17 PM   #6
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Sorry about the messy links
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I just saw your post and thought this may help.

You will need a 10mm socket and a T20 star tip on a ratchet to remove the spoiler.

First, remove the center trim panel by pulling it away from the window. It is held on by metal clips so make sure you dont lose them:







Next, remove the (3) 10mm bolts and the (4) T20 fasteners:





Once that is done, carefully lower your hatch and pull up on the center of the spoiler:



And at the same time, lightly tap on the end of the spoiler to release the fastener on each side (I wasn't able to take a picture of both hands,but do these at the same time):



Next, you will be able to remove the plug for the third brake light and disconnect your rear washer fluid line:



Let me know how this description works out and if I need to change anything. Thanks
That's better.
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:01 PM   #8
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Thanks

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BAW... FTW... LOL
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BAW... FTW... LOL

Why?????

The sucker will likely cost you a couple mpg and will almost certainly make under-steer worse! Absolutely no chance of improving performance and lots of reasons to believe it will reduce performance AND cost you mpg.

Why?????


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